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Old 12-19-2009, 02:10 PM   #1
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Question dwm always opens firefox on workspace 9

This is a really strange problem. For some reason, whenever I start x and dwm and use dmenu to start firefox, it opens in workspace 9. I've even tried opening firefox from xterm, and still, even if I'm on workspace 1, 2, 5, 8, etc., it always opens on the ninth. This has never happened to me when I used dwm on Arch linux, so I'm wondering if this is the result of something slackware-specific.

Can anyone shed some light on what this may be? It's really annoying to have to jump to workspace 9 every time I want to browse the web.

Old 12-19-2009, 02:42 PM   #2
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The reason is because of the rules in the config.h file. In order to change that you would need to change the tags mask to 0 then recompile dwm.

static const Rule rules[] = {
	/* class      instance    title       tags mask     isfloating   monitor */
	{ "Firefox",  NULL,       NULL,       1 << 8,       True,       -1 }//Change 1<<8 to 0.
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Old 12-19-2009, 04:36 PM   #3
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Yes! That worked perfectly! Thanks


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